Are you already feeling stressed in the New Year? You might just need an extra dose of self-care to lift your spirits and put your best self forward throughout 2022. As you plan to take better care of yourself in the coming months, focus your efforts on activities that are balanced between the “Big 3” of self-care—the mind, the body, and the spirit.
Of course, our favorite way to enhance personal wellness is by relaxing in a home steam room shower. It treats your mind, body, and spirit. As the steam flows in, the cares of the world fall away and you can experience true self-care bliss.
We’ve also gone beyond the home steam shower and compiled a comprehensive self-care list for you to use in the coming year. Here are 22 tips that can boost your self-care in 2022.
1. Treat Yourself to a Steam Shower System
Investing in ThermaSol’s In-Home Steam Shower will go a long way toward relaxing your body and mind. It’s like having a luxurious spa right there in your home!
2. Connect with Family and Friends
A simple phone call or email to a friend or family member you haven’t spoken to in a while can brighten both of your days—regardless of the distance between you. Better yet, how about a surprise visit?
3. Make “Me” Time
Vow not to be a workaholic this year. Instead, schedule some personal time out of your day just for you. “Me” time is essential for everybody.
4. Eat Healthy Foods
What you eat has a huge impact on how you feel. This year, commit to eating more healthy foods. Use sweets and fats sparingly, and fill your diet with healthy green vegetables. You don’t need to overhaul your entire diet, just focus on making small, sustainable changes.
Writing can be a great outlet for emotions, and it can be done in so many forms. Try your hand at journaling, penning a short story or novel, or getting involved in a writing club.
Spend a few hours going through one or two rooms in your home. Throw away things you don’t need or use, and organize what’s left. You’ll be surprised at how much inner peace decluttering can actually offer you.
7. Be Frugal
Manage your finances carefully, regardless of how much income you bring in every month. Sticking to a budget equals a happier and less worrisome future, at least financially.
8. Make a Gratitude List
Keep a running list of all the things you’re thankful for in life. You don’t have to add to the list every day but refer to it every day, especially when you’re feeling pessimistic or cynical.
9. Visit Your Doctor and Dentist Regularly
Taking care of your body is an important part of self-care. Visit your doctor and dentist at least once this year to make sure that your body is in tip-top shape.
10. Volunteer When You Can
Caring for others can be extremely rewarding. Volunteer at a local soup kitchen or offer to shovel snow from your neighbors’ driveways.
11. Let It Go
Make this the year that you’re more forgiving and less resentful. Be forgiving not for the individual who wronged you, but for yourself. Letting go of resentment goes a long way toward achieving inner peace.
12. Try Scrapbooking
Don’t let good memories slip away. Create and maintain a scrapbook of memorabilia like concert tickets and family photos.
13. Look at Old Photos
Take the time to look at your old photos and reminisce about the good times. It’ll warm your heart.
14. Redecorate Your Personal Space
Use your “me” time to redecorate your personal space, even if it’s just one room or a small desk. Redecorating can go a long way toward achieving a sense of peace at home or work.
15. Join a Book Club
Joining a book club is a great way to make friends and engage in thoughtful discussions, which is good for the mind.
16. Take Up a New Hobby
Hobbies can help you fill up your spare time with something meaningful. There’s a myriad of hobbies you can choose from—knitting, papier mache, coin collection, sports, and others.
17. Get Out of the House
We know it’s difficult during this work-from-home era, but escaping the four walls of your house at least once a day can be great for your mind. Go to a concert, meet your friends, get a coffee, see a show—the list goes on and on.
18. Set Boundaries in Relationships
Learn to say no this year and don’t let anyone walk all over you. Make sure you set reasonable personal boundaries. If they’re crossed, kindly let the other person know.
19. Take a Vacation
Go somewhere you’ve never been before—the world is your oyster!
20. Listen to Your Favorite Music
Tune into your favorite radio station in the car, or stream some upbeat music at work.
21. Binge-watch a TV Show
Grab some popcorn, relax on the couch, and binge-watch the shows that have been on your watchlist for ages.
22. Listen to an Audiobook or Podcast
Listening to an audiobook or a podcast can enrich your mind while you’re busy doing other tasks. Use this time to learn about something new or to dive into a genre you’ve never explored.
Practicing even a few of these tips will surely help you be healthier, happier, and more at peace with yourself in 2022. Be sure to schedule a consultation with ThermaSol to see just how much a personal steam shower can improve your wellbeing!